Yesterday I saw a tweet from Erin Fox @erinfoox where she asked a simple question: “Who else is the only woman on their dev team?” When I answered her that I’d been the only woman dev most of my career, she asked be if I had any survival tips, and I wrote her a list of 24 tips. Quite frankly it could easily be 50. I will list the 24 here, with a little more elaboration.
It is so hard to be “different” in the long run, and most of us try at some point to fit in by being more like everyone else, being “one of the guys”. However, this will often make you into a person you are not, and that you probably don’t even like. It’s harder to try to hold on to yourself, but for your own mental health I recommend you try.
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